Even though I’ve got the bodice done for my kirtle…all it needs is a skirt…everything stopped cold because I got distracted by doing this:
But I have a good explanation!!! See, I’m working on getting a Fiber Arts guild started here in Meridies. One of the ladies who joined the FB page, Anne of Grenewode, is a talented knitter and shared links to her patterns and class handout with the group. I’ve always wanted to do color work but just never sat down with it…until I read Anne’s handout. Best explanation ever! So, following her instructions and using the pattern she provided I started that little bit you see over there. I’m completely addicted now. Seriously. I’m not sure I want to knit anything but pouches in color. I love it!!!!
|Sock Monkey wants it as a hat.|
For this particular bit, I’m using size 2 DPNs and yarn from Knitpicks ‘Palette’ series. I’ve had this yarn for ages so I’m thrilled to get a chance to use it. The needles are by Bryspun. Not my favorite needle for working with wool, but I needed the length for all the stitches I was casting on. I’ve got loads of plans for putting damn near everything I can in a knitted format. And I want to knit with a finer yarn and smaller needles. Yes, I’ve lost my mind.
In addition to knitting, a fiber-y order came in. Yummy! On the left side you see, wait for it….fake cashmere. It’s a completely man made fiber and I can’t wait to give it a go. On the right we have Portuguese Wool Top. It’s pretty sticky and should spin up nicely. I think the faux cashmere would be cool spun up really fine, dyed, and used to make a pouch…but I might be getting ahead of myself.
What have you been up to or distracted by lately?